In May 2013, Frank Branchini became chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Anthony Watson, who retired. Watson's compensation, $8.8 million in 2011, was often discussed. In contrast, Mark Wagar, president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the largest New York insurer, was paid $2.2 million.
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